Ādarś Police Station and Bābā Nānak

Originally posted on The Anād Foundation:
A poem (Punjabi. See bottom for its transliteration in English) by Bhai Baldeep Singh in wake of the gruesome destruction of precious heritage by the Sultanpur Lodhi Police Station cops on May 13, 2018: ਓਏ ਨਾਨਕ ਤੂੰ ਕੌਣ ਹੈਂ ਵੇ ਤੇਰਾ ਕੋਈ ਆਦਰਸ਼ ਨਹੀਂ ਮੈਂ ਆਦਰਸ਼ ਪੁਲਿਸ ਥਾਣਾ…

Jab of the Day

Jab of the Day People, your destiny is to lay quietly on my anvil to be honed. Stop whining, murmuring & whispering into others waiting in line that I am arrogant, even egotist. It is my sharp edged chisels & hammer u r talking about and they are never going to compromise or have any … Continue reading


ए नहीं ताँ ओह दीवे ताँ जलदे ही रहिनगे पर ए नहीं जे पता कि असीं किंने कु बालांगे ते किंने साड्डे ते अर्पित हो बलनगे।

Salutations Prtham Pitā

Today, Bhai Sadhāran, my ancestor, served Guru Nanak, as custodian of Dharamsāl, one last time and as instructed. Salutations Prtham Pitā!

Bhai Baldeep Singh Ji at Navdanya INA Delhi

WholesomeTales.com was at Navdanya that was celebrating the Harvest of India’s Biodiversity & Cultural Food Heritage – Baisakhi, Vishu and Bihu! We got opportunity to meet Bhai Baldeep Singh Ji from Anad Foundation, and Dr Vandana Shiva (from Navdanya), and what a great moment it was as Bhai Baldeep Singh Ji not just shared but … Continue reading

रब्ब ने जो किया था वादा

Searching for lost family of percussion discipline

I woke up with this memory —dedicated to Ustad Bhai Partap Singh, my taiyya Ustad and son of my dada-guru – the legendary Ustad Bhai Harnam Singh of Jammu. Sadly, Bhai Partap Singh was so disillusioned by the English stooges – the so called idiots who controlled Gursikh institutions that he left playing altogether and … Continue reading

National Cadet Corps – RDC 1987 get together!

ਚੱਜ ਜੇ ਹੁੰਦਾ

ਝਾੜੂ ਬਣਾਓਣੇ ਦੀ ਜਾਂਚ ਜੇ ਹੁੰਦੀ ਵਰਤਣੇ ਵਰਤਾਓਣੇ ਦਾ ਚੱਜ ਜੇ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਭਲਾ ਹੁੰਦਾ! ਬਾਤਾਂ ਨਾਲ ਨਹੀਂ ਭਲਿਓ ਸਫਾਈ ਹੁੰਦੀ ਫੋਕੇ ਦਾਵੇਆਂ ਨਾਲ ਹਰਿਆਈ ਨਾਂ ਭਲਾਈ ਹੁੰਦੀ!

Ornating oneself with handicaps unique…